Cloudcall Group Plc :CALL-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended December 31, 2015 : August 3, 2016

Cloudcall Group Plc reports financial results for the half-year ended December 31, 2015.

Highlights

  • Summary numbers: Revenues of GBP 1.90 million, Net Earnings of GBP -1.15 million.
  • Gross margins widened from 46.33% to 76.90% compared to the same period last year, operating (EBITDA) margins now -90.30% from -278.94%.
  • Earnings growth from operating margin improvements as well as one-time items.

The table below shows the preliminary results and recent trends for key metrics such as revenues and net income growth:

2013-12-31 2014-06-30 2014-12-31 2015-06-30 2015-12-31
Relevant Numbers (Semi-Annual)
Revenues 0.35 0.61 1.02 1.4 1.9
Revenue Growth (YOY) 364.47 213.4 189.24 130.76 85.7
Earnings -2.27 -3.01 -2.25 -1.73 -1.15
Earnings Growth (YOY) -181.51 -129.15 0.66 42.68 48.98
Net Margin -642.78 -495.23 -220.76 -123.02 -60.65
EPS -0.39 -0.4 -0.26 -0.17 -0.09
Return on Equity -181.74 -178.77 -135.91 -114.8 -65.4
Return on Assets -115.03 -104.49 -74.34 -68.77 -50.58

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Market Share Versus Profits

Revenues History
Earnings History

Compared to the same period last year, CALL-GB‘s change in revenue was close to the amount of its change in earnings. It remains to be seen how the rest of its peer group’s results will turn out and if CALL-GB‘s performance is a sign of any major shift in the composition of market share in this sector. Also, for comparison purposes, revenues changed by 35.14% and earnings by 33.37% compared to the previous period.

Earnings Growth Analysis

The company’s earnings growth was influenced by year-on-year improvement in gross margins from 46.33% to 76.90% as well as better cost controls. As a result, operating margins (EBITDA margins) rose from -278.94% to -90.30% compared to the same period last year. For comparison, gross margins were 76.84% and EBITDA margins were -160.44% in the last reporting period.

Margins

The company’s earnings growth has also been influenced by the following factors: (1) Improvements in operating (EBIT) margins from -304.31% to -103.53% and (2) one-time items. The company’s pretax margins are now -104.01% compared to -242.80% for the same period last year.

EBIT Margin History
PreTax Margin History

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Company Profile

Cloudcall Group Plc operates as a holding company. It engages in the business of software and communications. The company operates through its subsidiaries. It develops and operates a cloud based unified telecommunications and recording services, under the brand name Synety CloudCall. The company’s products include CloudCall Click, CloudCall Enterprise and CloudCall Contact Centre. The company was founded by Jason Kendall and Mark Seemann on July 15, 2005 and is headquartered in Leicester, the United Kingdom.

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